Our approach to sustainability, focuses on creating value for stakeholders and driving growth, underpinned by our core principles of
Our ability to crate value for our stakeholders is supported by maintaining robust ethics, governance and risk management processes and structures.
Our efforts to address social and environmental challenges and contribute to transformation in our business align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s), which define global priorities and aspirations for 2030 in terms of sustainability by eliminating extreme poverty, protecting the planet and ensure prosperity for all. We recognise these SDG’s as being of vital importance to short, medium and long-term sustainability and a key driver of economic growth, whereas failure to address these goals will perpetuate social and economic instability.
We have identified the following SDGs to which we believe we can contribute the most and have the most impact on. Our contribution to the SDGs is largely determined by the changing landscape in our operating markets, as well as the interests and issues raised by our stakeholders.
|Goal||Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all||Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation||Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns||Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts||Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss|
As a responsible corporate citizen, we are moving away from simply mapping existing activities to the SDGs. During FY2021 we have commenced the process of identifying aspirational goals for each SDG. After approval by our Social and Ethics Committee, targets for each of the specific goals will be set, communicated and integrated into business processes.
SDGs 1 and 5 overlap with identified initiatives under our responsible consumption, equality, decent work and economic growth ideals. We can relate our SDG commitment to these areas:
- reducing food waste generated from plants going to landfill;
- reducing kilograms CO2e generated from supply chain;
- recycling non-food waste products from supply chain (packaging material recycling);
- deliberately investing in renewable energy e.g. solar, wind, wave power; and
- reducing water usage from municipalities and wastewater sent
- to municipalities.
In future we aim to our progress in embedding selected goals and measurements into mainstream operations.